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In 2006, the Nobel prize-winning author of The Tin Drum admitted that as a teen during World War II, he had served with the Waffen-SS — the combat unit of the Nazi Party's elite military police force.
April 13, 2015
The news was announced by his publisher, which did not provide a cause. Grass was one of Germany's leading intellectuals after World War II, but admitted in 2006 that he had served in the Waffen SS.
April 13, 2015
The former first lady and secretary of state has staked out her own ground. But it's notable that as she runs to be the first woman president, she's dropped the maiden name that was once a staple.
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President Obama made history with a handshake of Cuba's Castro at the Summit of the Americas. Beyond that, he tried new engagement with Latin America, moving beyond the drug trade and military action.
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The junior Florida Republican senator is expected to jump into the race for the presidency Monday. He has some strengths but also hurdles to overcome.
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As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues.
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Across the United States, there has been a sea change in public opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that's not the whole story — as NPR's David Greene found on a trip to North Dakota.
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Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual lung cancer screening test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.
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While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is demanding that more than 3,600 people pay back almost $24 million in disaster grants they were given years ago in error.
April 13, 2015
Each year the U.S. spends billions of dollars on unnecessary tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, some scientists say. They're calling for more selective screening.
April 13, 2015
The video shows the encounter of a black suspect with a white reserve sheriff's deputy who police said thought he had a stun gun instead of a handgun when he shot the man during an arrest in Oklahoma.
April 12, 2015
The attraction lets racecar fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris.
April 12, 2015
The former first lady, protected by Secret Service for 20 years, and the former secretary of state, who logged the most miles traveled ever, is headed to Iowa... in a van she calls her "Scooby" van.
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Hannah Reynolds, a slave, was the only civilian killed in the Battle of Appomattox Court House during the Civil War. A new discovery suggests, contrary to earlier belief, that she died a free woman.
April 12, 2015
As Clinton launches into her second presidential campaign, she'll be re-introducing herself to voters who largely think they have her figured out.
April 12, 2015
Clinton, a former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady, is the first Democrat to officially announce a presidential run — and she's by far the favorite to win the nomination.
April 12, 2015
The renowned physicist is featured in a soon-to-be-released video of the classic song from the 1983 film The Meaning of Life.
April 12, 2015
Zynga's former CEO is back, less than two years after leaving the company he founded. The company had a smash hit with Farmville on Facebook, but has struggled to stay current in new markets.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that starting in 2016, welfare and other assistance will be cut off to families that take a "conscientious objector" exemption to avoid immunizations.
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